The Sum of Small Things

(0) Donner la première évaluation
CHF 26.90
Habituellement expédié sous 2 à 4 semaines.
Couverture cartonnée

Description

Zusatztext "One of the Economist.com "Wise Words 2017 Books of the Year" in Culture" Zusammenfassung In today's world! the leisure class has been replaced by a new elite. Highly educated and defined by cultural capital rather than income bracket! these individuals earnestly buy organic! carry canvas tote bags! and breast-feed their babies. They care about discreet! inconspicuous consumption-like eating free-range chicken and heirloom tomatoes! wearing organic cotton shirts and TOMS shoes! and listening to the latest podcast. They use their purchasing power to hire nannies and housekeepers! to cultivate their children's growth! and to practice yoga and Pilates. In The Sum of Small Things ! Elizabeth Currid-Halkett dubs this new elite "the aspirational class" and discusses how! through deft decisions about education! health! parenting! and retirement! they reproduce wealth and upward mobility! deepening the ever-wider class divide. With a rich narrative and extensive interviews and research! The Sum of Small Things illustrates how cultural capital leads to lifestyle shifts and examines what these changes will mean for everyone. Informationen zum Autor Elizabeth Currid-Halkett is the James Irvine Chair in Urban and Regional Planning and professor of public policy at the University of Southern California. Klappentext In today's world! the leisure class has been replaced by a new elite. Highly educated and defined by cultural capital rather than income bracket! these individuals earnestly buy organic! carry NPR tote bags! and breast-feed their babies. They care about discreet! inconspicuous consumption--like eating free-range chicken and heirloom tomatoes! wearing organic cotton shirts and TOMS shoes! and listening to the Serial podcast. They use their purchasing power to hire nannies and housekeepers! to cultivate their children's growth! and to practice yoga and Pilates. In The Sum of Small Things! Elizabeth Currid-Halkett dubs this segment of society "the aspirational class" and discusses how! through deft decisions about education! health! parenting! and retirement! the aspirational class reproduces wealth and upward mobility! deepening the ever-wider class divide. Exploring the rise of the aspirational class! Currid-Halkett considers how much has changed since the 1899 publication of Thorstein Veblen's Theory of the Leisure Class. In that inflammatory classic! which coined the phrase "conspicuous consumption!" Veblen described upper-class frivolities: men who used walking sticks for show! and women who bought silver flatware despite the effectiveness of cheaper aluminum utensils. Now! Currid-Halkett argues! the power of material goods as symbols of social position has diminished due to their accessibility. As a result! the aspirational class has altered its consumer habits away from overt materialism to more subtle expenditures that reveal status and knowledge. And these transformations influence how we all make choices. With a rich narrative and extensive interviews and research! The Sum of Small Things illustrates how cultural capital leads to lifestyle shifts and what this forecasts! not just for the aspirational class but for everyone. ...

"One of the Economist.com Wise Words 2017 Books of the Year in Culture"

Auteur
Elizabeth Currid-Halkett is the James Irvine Chair in Urban and Regional Planning and professor of public policy at the University of Southern California.

Texte du rabat

In today's world, the leisure class has been replaced by a new elite. Highly educated and defined by cultural capital rather than income bracket, these individuals earnestly buy organic, carry NPR tote bags, and breast-feed their babies. They care about discreet, inconspicuous consumption--like eating free-range chicken and heirloom tomatoes, wearing organic cotton shirts and TOMS shoes, and listening to the Serial podcast. They use their purchasing power to hire nannies and housekeepers, to cultivate their children's growth, and to practice yoga and Pilates. In The Sum of Small Things, Elizabeth Currid-Halkett dubs this segment of society "the aspirational class" and discusses how, through deft decisions about education, health, parenting, and retirement, the aspirational class reproduces wealth and upward mobility, deepening the ever-wider class divide. Exploring the rise of the aspirational class, Currid-Halkett considers how much has changed since the 1899 publication of Thorstein Veblen's Theory of the Leisure Class. In that inflammatory classic, which coined the phrase "conspicuous consumption," Veblen described upper-class frivolities: men who used walking sticks for show, and women who bought silver flatware despite the effectiveness of cheaper aluminum utensils. Now, Currid-Halkett argues, the power of material goods as symbols of social position has diminished due to their accessibility. As a result, the aspirational class has altered its consumer habits away from overt materialism to more subtle expenditures that reveal status and knowledge. And these transformations influence how we all make choices. With a rich narrative and extensive interviews and research, The Sum of Small Things illustrates how cultural capital leads to lifestyle shifts and what this forecasts, not just for the aspirational class but for everyone.

Afficher plus

Détails sur le produit

Titre
The Sum of Small Things
Sous-titre
A Theory of the Aspirational Class
Auteur
EAN
9780691183176
ISBN
978-0-691-18317-6
Format
Couverture cartonnée
Editeur
University Presses
Genre
Sociologie
Nombre de pages
272
Poids
233g
Taille
H203mm x B134mm x T19mm
Année
2018
Sous-titre
Englisch
Afficher plus
Les clients ayant acheté cet article ont également acheté :